- News Feature : Pacific regionalism guides Pacific resilience partnership on resilient development [23/02/2017 - Fiji]
- News Feature : Fiji and Israel: An unusual partnership [23/02/2017 - Fiji]
- Business News : European Commission removes Solomon Islands 'Yellow Card' [23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- Business News : Minister to launch Samoa’s credit registry [23/02/2017 - Samoa]
- News : Kiribati rejected an investment proposal by a Russian businessman and politician [23/02/2017 - Kiribati]
- News : PNG PM O’Neill blames foreign affairs department for not paying UN [23/02/2017 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Solomon Islands Police ready to be rearmed: RAMSI Special Coordinator [23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- News : Solomon Islands limited rearmament to commence shortly [23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- News : Australia's DFAT Secretary visits Solomon Islands [23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- News : PM Sogavare, Ambassador Luo laud Solomon Islands -Taiwan relationship [23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands]
- Sports News : Telecom Fijiana named for 2017 Las Vegas 7s [23/02/2017 - Samoa]
- Sports News : Manu Samoa Sevens team named for Las Vegas Sevens [23/02/2017 - Samoa]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Tuvalu PM returns, five new MPs electedTen former Members of Parliament, including the Prime Minister, have been returned, following yesterday’s election in Tuvalu.
Results for the 15-seat poll were announced late last night.
The Secretary to Government, Panapasi Nelesoni told Radio New Zealand International that several members of cabinet, including the ministers of foreign affairs, finance and health have been returned.
He said the MPs will return to the capital, Funafuti, where negotiations to form a government will begin.
A new government is expected to be formed by the end of the month, said Mr Nelesoni.
The incumbent Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia was returned, while his deputy, Tavau Tevii lost his seat.
The speaker, Sir Kamuta Latasi was also re-elected, reported the Australian Network.
Ten of the 15 incumbents were returned with five new MPs being elected.
The country has no political parties and the 6,000 registered voters cast their ballots along personal and family ties, as well as reputation.
The announcement for PM, deputy PM and speaker will be announced at the end of the month.
SOURCE: RNZI/AUSTRALIA NETWORK/PACNEWS
Most read Kiribati rejected an investment proposal by a Russian businessman and politician Why Samoa values wetlands I-Kiribati teen, three men rescued after drifting 100s of kms PNG PM O’Neill blames foreign affairs department for not paying UN Mass TB screening launched in Marshall Islands Papeete Accord on track for April signing A Pacific legend former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin passes away Faleomavaega leaves behind a legacy of unsurpassed service and love to the Pacific community
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media